Daniel Te-Wake was last seen on the morning of April 6, 2020. Daniel
left the Cairns City Backpackers located at Draper Street, Parramatta
Park, Cairns QLD in his vehicle, a white 1989 Toyota Camry sedan bearing
Queensland registration 335ZDS.
The vehicle was located on April 7 parked ‘crookedly’ on the side of the
Bruce Highway, south of Fishery Falls.
An extensive land and air search failed to locate Daniel.
Anyone with information which may assist in locating the whereabouts of
Daniel is urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Missing man, Cairns
Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate a man
reported missing in Cairns earlier this month. Daniel William
Te-wake, 41 (pictured) was last seen at a Draper Street address on
Monday April 6 and has not been seen since.
His car was located on the Bruce Highway around two kilometres north
of Fishery Falls on April 7. Daniel is described as of Pacific
Islander appearance, around 175cm tall and of a slim build, with
greying short dark hair.
His vehicle (pictured) is a white 1989 Toyota Camry sedan bearing
Qld registration 335-ZDS.
Police are seeking information from anyone who may have seen any
activity around the car whilst it was
parked on the side of the Bruce Highway near Fishery Falls between
April 6 and 10. Information is also sought from anyone who may have
seen Daniel or have any knowledge of his movements from early April.
Search mission launched for Daniel William Tewake, man missing for two
weeks in Far North Queensland
A search mission has been launched near the Far North Queensland
town of Fishery Falls to locate a man who was reported missing
on April 11.
Daniel William Tewake, 41, was last seen at an address on Draper
Street in Cairns on April 6.
Two days later, his white Toyota Camry was found on the Bruce
Highway with a smashed window, approximately two kilometres
north of Fishery Falls.
Seven State Emergency Service crews are assisting police with
the search, which includes four drones to aid in the search of
Detective Acting Inspector Jason Smith said there were no firm
leads as to Mr Tewake's whereabouts.
"Currently we're searching bushland to the west and the riverway
to the east," he said.
"There's a significant amount of cane forest in between those
two points and we're using drones to assist us with those
SES Area Controller Peter Rinaudo says it's a "difficult"
operation due to the rugged terrain.
"The cane is quite high so its very difficult, if at all
possible, to get into the cane," Mr Rinaudo said.
"We've got a lot of small search teams doing creek lines, road
ways, gullies things like that."
Insp. Smith said Mr Tewake was an "experienced camper" who was
known to go out to the bush and live off the land for short
periods of time, however the duration that he has been missing
"I'm appealing to the community if they know anything about
where he may be or even his friends or associates let me know so
I can make contact," he said.
Mr Tewake is described as of Pacific Islander appearance, around
175cm tall and of a slim build, with greying short dark hair.
The search is expected to continue tomorrow.
Anyone with information should contact police.